Density‐Dependent Male Mating Harassment, Female Resistance, and Male Mimicry

  title={Density‐Dependent Male Mating Harassment, Female Resistance, and Male Mimicry},
  author={Thomas P. Gosden and Erik I. Svensson},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={709 - 721}
Genetic variation in female resistance and tolerance to male mating harassment can affect the outcome of sexually antagonistic mating interactions. We investigated female mating rates and male mating harassment in natural populations of a damselfly (Ischnura elegans). This damselfly species has a heritable sex‐limited polymorphism in females, where one of the morphs is a male mimic (androchrome females). The three female morphs differ in mating rates, and these differences are stable across… 

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